Child abuse! Man breaks son’s hand, sets him on fire for stealing
A touching video of a young boy who was battered by his father has recently surfaced online.
The video revealed the plight of a ten-year-old boy, identified as Lukman, who was severely beaten and made to sit in a local fireplace by his father for allegedly stealing in Ibadan.
The father, identified as Yaya Babarinde, a cobbler confessed he tied his son and made him sit down in the fireplace. He, however, denied knowing the fireplace was hot.
The mother of the boy who is no longer with the father was also interviewed in the video uploaded by Hot Naija video.
When Lukman was taken to the hospital, his abusive father didn’t have money to pay for the treatment required. Yahya later begged the anchor of the program not to hand him over to the police.
It is unclear where and when the incident happened. But it is clear that the interviewer in the video is offering some form of intervention already.
See some of the screenshots from the video below.